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Original

Description

Original is the most versatile, multi-purpose drywall tape from Strait-Flex. 90° outside corners, inside corners, and angles can be expertly finished with Strait-Flex Original Corner Bead. Easier to install than metal corner bead; Original resists dents and paint chipping, cuts easily with a utility knife or scissors, is applied with all-purpose joint compound, and will not rust. Manufactured from Strait-Flex's patented composite material, it is extremely strong and will not fuzz-up when sanding.

Size: 2-3/8" w (60mm)
COLOR CODE BLACK

Installation

PREPARATION

Run your taping knife over the surface of the drywall and remove any high spots. If the knife hits a screw head, set the screw a little deeper. Use a drywall rasp to clean up edges, if needed.

Measure wall height and subtract 1/2?. Measure and cut Original using a scissors or utility knife.

(A) Fold Original in half at center crease with print size facing each other. For outside corners, fold more than the desired angle with print side facing wall. For inside corners, fold less than desired angle with print side facing out.

(B) Most professionals prefer to cut the ends of Original at a 45o angle.

Properly mix all-purpose compound per manufacturer?s directions. If applying Original over painted surfaces, add Strait-Flex?s Super-Bond or latex paint to enhance bondability.

STEP ONE

(C) With a 4?or 5? taping knife, apply a smooth, liberal coat of compound to corner.

(D) Press Original into the wet compound. Adjust if necessary to create a straight line.

(E) Wipe down tight with taping knife using a little additional pressure on the outer edges of Original.

(F) Immediately apply a light skim coat of compound over surface of Original. Wipe down tight and smooth.

Let dry completely over several hours or overnight.

STEP TWO

Use taping knife to detect and remove any high spots or dried clumps of compound.

(G) With a 6?or 8? taping knife, apply your final coat of compound feathering the compound beyond previous coat. For inside corners, a very light coat of compound is all that?s needed. Lightweight compound used in this step makes sanding much easier.

Let dry completely over several hours or overnight.

STEP THREE

(H) Sand lightly with 120 grit sandpaper. Original will not fuzz-up like paper or mesh tapes.

HELPFUL HINTS

Use a stainless steel mud pan to carry and re-mix compound as you work. Keeping your compound smooth and free of air pockets and dried clumps of compound, will deliver a smooth finish.

Have a five gallon bucket of water with a durable sponge handy for cleaning tools.

When painting, apply a base coat of drywall primer to seal the compound and assure an even paint finish.

Additional Information

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Instructions for Use

PREPARATION

Run your taping knife over the surface of the drywall and remove any high spots. If the knife hits a screw head, set the screw a little deeper. Use a drywall rasp to clean up edges, if needed.

Measure wall height and subtract 1/2?. Measure and cut Original using a scissors or utility knife.

(A) Fold Original in half at center crease with print size facing each other. For outside corners, fold more than the desired angle with print side facing wall. For inside corners, fold less than desired angle with print side facing out.

(B) Most professionals prefer to cut the ends of Original at a 45o angle.

Properly mix all-purpose compound per manufacturer?s directions. If applying Original over painted surfaces, add Strait-Flex?s Super-Bond or latex paint to enhance bondability.

STEP ONE

(C) With a 4?or 5? taping knife, apply a smooth, liberal coat of compound to corner.

(D) Press Original into the wet compound. Adjust if necessary to create a straight line.

(E) Wipe down tight with taping knife using a little additional pressure on the outer edges of Original.

(F) Immediately apply a light skim coat of compound over surface of Original. Wipe down tight and smooth.

Let dry completely over several hours or overnight.

STEP TWO

Use taping knife to detect and remove any high spots or dried clumps of compound.

(G) With a 6?or 8? taping knife, apply your final coat of compound feathering the compound beyond previous coat. For inside corners, a very light coat of compound is all that?s needed. Lightweight compound used in this step makes sanding much easier.

Let dry completely over several hours or overnight.

STEP THREE

(H) Sand lightly with 120 grit sandpaper. Original will not fuzz-up like paper or mesh tapes.

HELPFUL HINTS

Use a stainless steel mud pan to carry and re-mix compound as you work. Keeping your compound smooth and free of air pockets and dried clumps of compound, will deliver a smooth finish.

Have a five gallon bucket of water with a durable sponge handy for cleaning tools.

When painting, apply a base coat of drywall primer to seal the compound and assure an even paint finish.

Size 2-3/8" w (60mm)
Instructions PDF /media/wysiwyg/straitflex/instructions/Original_Instruct.pdf
Submittal PDF /media/wysiwyg/straitflex/submtl/Submtl_Sheets_Original.pdf
Testimonial PDF /media/wysiwyg/straitflex/testimonial/Original_Testm.pdf
Warranty PDF No
Bulk Order Page URL N/A

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